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New Pro-Vice-Chancellors announced

The University is delighted to announce two new appointments of the senior management team

Bath researchers awarded Prostate Cancer UK grant

Researchers from our University have received a grant of almost £280,000 to explore a new approach to treating advanced prostate cancer in a three year project.

MPharm graduates top the GB rankings

All Pharmacy & Pharmacology graduates from Bath taking the summer 2014 General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment passed, placing us top of all pharmacy schools in the country.

Does it matter that the pope has recognised Palestine?

Luke Cahill, who is doing a PhD Research Programme in Politics, Languages & International Studies, writes for The Conversation.

Accessibility further improved

New materials to help us ensure those with access issues can get around campus more effectively

Thermostat with no moving parts created

The Leidenfrost effect is a strange phenomenon that allows water droplets to levitate and even climb uphill. Now physicists at the University have harnessed this quirk of physics to create a thermostat with no moving parts.

What's it like to work for Facebook?

Join Andy Warr the Head of Research at Instagram (Bath Computer Science BSc/PhD alumnus), Michael Corey, a Population Scientist at Facebook, and a Facebook recruiting team member as they talk about the work they do and how you can work with them.

Steffi wins BASES student conference prize

Research student Steffi Colyer has been awarded the Postgraduate Free Communication Presentation Award at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference.

Fast cars, adventures and breaking world records

Register by 2 June for a free keynote lecture from the BLOODHOUND project's chief engineer Mark Chapman, who will talk about using the 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record to attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Martyn becomes CMI fellow

Martyn Whalley, Director of Estates, has become a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

Steps for the Government to revive British industry

Professor Phil Tomlinson co-writes a piece on The Conversation looking at the steps the government must take if it is serious about reviving British industry.

How manufacturing can revive growth in the UK economy

Professor Michael Beverland writing for The Conversation.

Building closer ties with Germany

Further opportunities for collaboration with Bavarian Technische Universität München have been agreed

Leidenfrost thermostat uses levitating water droplets to keep cool

Our physicists have harnessed the Leidenfrost effect - a quirk of physics that levitates water droplets - to create a thermostat with no moving parts.

Faculty of Science explores closer links with Pune, India

A delegation of academics from the Faculty were recently invited to the Indian Institute of Scientific Education & Research (IISER-Pune) in Pune, India, to strengthen collaborations in research and teaching between our institutions.

Tony Perry tells BBC embryo engineering is a moral duty

Tony Perry from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry argues it would be unethical and a "sin of omission" to prevent the genetic engineering of embryos as advances in genetics pose a "wonderful opportunity" for eliminating diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

Tony James' Chemistry research published in top journal

Research into enzyme-based glucose monitoring has been published in the journal Chemical Reviews, one of the most prestigious journals in the field.

250 alumni return to campus for Reunion Weekend

Bath graduates from as far afield as the US and Australia headed back to Uni for a full weekend of activities.

Revitalise UK manufacturing image for sector success

A new policy brief from our Institute for Policy Research urges Government to address the outdated image of the UK manufacturing industry to re-invigorate its future.

Gorging allowed – but just for one week!

New health study looking to recruit men, aged 18-40, to overeat for a week!

Closer controls needed to combat ‘under the radar’ UK Mafia

Dr Felia Allum is co-convening a high profile event in London on Tuesday into organised crime in the UK.

Congratulations to all our Images of Research winners

The winning images will be shown as part of the Bath Festival of Nature on Saturday 27 June

UK below Poland & Vietnam in international education rankings

Professor Hugh Lauder is quoted in an article in the Times Education Supplement about the world’s largest international education rankings, comparing standards in maths and science across 95 different countries.

Fighting organised crime in London

Experts in the field meet to discuss how the city has become a global centre for money laundering

Professor Kevin Edge: farewell & thank you

Watch a video of the highlights of our retiring Deputy Vice-Chancellor's life & career

Listen: Future of solar power - BBC World Service's Discovery

The World Service looks into perovskites - the materials that could transform solar power - interviewing Petra Cameron & Uli Hintermair (Chemistry)

Vote for student's Lecture Companion app in national comp

Please vote and help Alex Davies, a third year MPharmacy student, beat the competition in the JISC Student Ideas Competition which encourages the use of technology to improve student experience in higher education.

Boost to research collaboration between Bath & Nanyang

Research collaboration between the Department of Chemical Engineering and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has been given a boost recently with the announcement of £25,000 worth of funding to investigate the fouling and cleaning of membrane surfaces.

Spain’s conservative government may take heart at Cameron win

Dr Paul Kennedy, Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies for the LSE Blog

New PhD research project on low-carbon aircraft with Airbus

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Airbus Group Innovations are embarking on a PhD research project to explore the use of superconductors for future low-carbon aircraft.

Listen: Dr Nick Startin on EU membership - BBC Somerset

Dr Nick Startin (PoLIS) talks to BBC Somerset about the pros and cons of Britain's membership of the EU and the prospects for the future in view of a referendum in 2017.

Chancellor & VC host New York reception

Nearly 100 alumni and friends from across the United States attended a special reception

Bath IMI’s Joanna Jordan elected as COST Action chair

Bath IMI’s Commercial Research Centre Manager, Dr Joanna Jordan, was unanimously elected as Chair of the Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) EU COST Action last week in Brussels.

View photos of the Opening of The Edge

Our Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, officially opened The Edge at an evening event featuring music, art, a panel debate and displays of our research. (Photographs by Nic Delves-Broughton)

CDS increasing the impact of impact assessment

Researchers from the CDS have been awarded a place on a pilot Innovation to Commercialisation programme run by the SETsquared Partnership.

Dr Jun Zang hosts 30th IWWWFB conference

The 30th International Workshop on Water Waves & Floating Bodies attracted over 100 leading engineers, mathematicians and scientists working in cutting edge research in the areas of offshore and coastal hydrodynamics from around the world.

Improving the bio-functionality of cellulose in São Paulo

Third year PhD student Marcus Johns blogs about his three-month internship at University of São Paulo, one of our partner institutions in Brazil.

New Bath IMI web pages now live

Have a look at the recently launched web pages for our new Institute for Mathematical Innovation

UK government bids to ban free speech in counter-terrorism plan

Bill Durodie, Professor & Chair of International Relations, writes for The Conversation.

Dr Davide Mattia chairs Royal Society meeting

Dr Davide Mattia (Chemical Engineering) chaired a Royal Society Theo Murphy Scientific Meeting discussing how to realise the potential of nanostructured carbon-based membranes to decrease energy consumption and to increase the efficiency of water and wastewater treatment.

Window of free speech has now been firmly shut – Bill Durodié

Further to announcements this morning that a new counter-extremism bill will make up part of the upcoming Queen’s speech on 27 May, Professor Bill Durodié from our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, who specialises in radicalisation and the politics of fear, has given his reactions.

The answer to tackling superbugs could be…more superbugs

Dr Ruth Massey (Biology & Biochemistry) has co-authored an article for The Conversation with a colleague from UCL

Two students win Engineering Leadership Awards

The scheme, launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering, helps undergraduate engineering students to realise their potential and achieve their goals.

Do private sector HR techniques work in HE? Rob Briner in THE

Rob Briner (School of Management) has written an article in Times Higher Education explaining the misapplication of private sector HR techniques harms individuals without raising performance

Pint of Science comes to Bath: 18-20 May

18 of our researchers will be presenting their research in interactive sessions in Bath pubs

Student attends Global CO2 calculator launch & blogs his thoughts

Second year CSCT student James Stephenson blogs his thoughts having recently attended the 2015 Global CO2 calculator launch and had a go at calculating projected CO2 levels using his own energy and climate pathway.

Crispr research: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

An article in The Observer about genome-editing research carried out by Dr Tony Perry (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)

The crisis of democracy - Dr Aurelien Mondon on BBC Bristol

Dr Aurelien Mondon (Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies) talks to BBC Bristol about apathy, engagement and turnout for this year's General Election 2015.

Double honours for Professor of Evolutionary Genetics

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics Laurence Hurst FMedSci FRS (Biology & Biochemistry) has been recognised by two of the most prestigious UK scientific institutions, having been elected as a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Polluted dwarf star could hold key to origin of water on Earth

Carole Mundell, Head of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation

Who won the Library Survey prize draw?

The Library’s 2015 LibQual survey ran for 4 weeks this February; many thanks to all 1,315 people who took part.

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Why shaking hands matters (even when it’s virtual)

New psychology research into human interactions with robots suggests that social rituals like handshaking could be key to their future development.

Political party branding - what went wrong?

In the wake of the election results, Professor Michael Beverland from the Centre for Research in Advertising & Consumption in the University’s School of Management examines where the different political parties got their branding right, and perhaps more significantly, got it wrong.

Strengthening ties with Ohio State University

As part of the Global Innovation Initiative (GII) project, Dr Tom Forder spent a week visiting faculty, students and facilities at Ohio State University (OSU).

All through the night: Live election blog

Our election expert Dr David Cutts provided comment on the results across the country

Nominate for L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science

The 2016 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Life Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America.

Science Café - The psychology of attraction: Mon 11 May

Are there gender differences in attraction? What are we looking for in a potential mate? Can you find someone attractive online? Martin Graff, Head of Research in Psychology at the University of South Wales will explore these and other questions.

Bath research groups win GW4 funding

Three Bath-led research projects have been successful in the latest round of GW4 grant awards

Free lecture: Emergent challenges of warfare in the 21st century

Wed 20 May: This free public lecture marks the end of the 'From state control to remote control' MOOC and will be presented by Drs Wali Aslam and David Moon.

CPD course for patent examiners created

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in Newport has seen a significant increase in the number of patent applications relating to biotechnology and approached the University regarding a possible training course in specific subject areas.

Engaged with the General Election

Read all about what our researchers have been saying throughout the 2015 election campaign

Sustainable chemical technologies showcase: 6-8 Jul

Our 6th annual Summer Showcase at the University of Bath is now open for registration; taking place from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 July 2015, it will bring researchers and industrial experts together, to discuss the latest developments in sustainable chemical technologies.

Jos Darling on Scrapheap Challenge: Catch up on 4OD

Watch Dr Jos Darling (Mech Eng) on Scrapheap Challenge's mileage marathon episode, which was aired on Quest (freeview channel) on Monday 4 May.

Manuchehr Soleimani guest edits Royal Society publication

Dr Manuchehr Soleimani has guest edited the latest Royal Society: Transaction A issue on X-ray tomographic reconstruction for materials science.

Chem Eng student gets call-up for World Uni Games in S Korea

Badminton player Angus Pedersen has capped a memorable first year at the University by being named in the Great Britain squad for the World University Games in South Korea.

Health Research Showcase

Find out how our health research is tackling issues like cancer, pain, diabetes, arthritis & dementia

Three subject areas feature in QS global rankings

Development Studies has been placed within the top 50 in the world, while both Mechanical Engineering and Architecture/Built Environment are ranked in the top 100.

Election video: To vote or not to vote?

Dr Aurélien Mondon (PoLIS) asks 'does abstention mean people aren't interested in politics?'

Launch of Sociology Special Issue 2014

"Sociology Special Issue 2014: Sociology and the Global Economic Crisis" co-edited by Dr Ana C. Dinerstein was launched in a Special Plenary at the British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Why young people aren't voting

Ben Bowman, PhD student in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, discusses the difference between abstention and apathy amongst young voters.

Did you hear the one about the...?

On Thursday 30 April, for the first time ever, Bath scientists swapped the labs for a nerve wrecking arena of a stand-up in front of a live audience at a pub.

David Cutts on Radio 4 about Lib Dems' prospects [1:53:35]

Dr David Cutts (PoLIS) talks to Justin Webb for BBC Radio 4's Today programme about the prospects for the Lib Dems in next week's election.

Laurence Hurst - Fellow of Royal Society

Laurence Hurst has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the highest scientific honour in the UK

Repairing & reparations: Buying victims’ silence in DRC?

PhD student Mattia Cacciatori writes for Justice in Conflict about the challenges of providing effective and appropriate reparations from the International Criminal Court.

How our CSCT student won votes from curious schoolchildren

After surviving three eviction rounds, CSCT student James Coombs OBrien bagged the Runners Up title in the Materials zone of 'I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here'

Are these the next generation of British Skeleton stars?

Eight sliders, including one student and one graduate, with dreams of emulating Olympic champions Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold have been named in British Skeleton’s new talent squad.

Next government will need to heed housing effect on economy

Dr Bruce Morley (Economics) writes about the important connection between housing and economic stability.

How trustworthy are Cameron, Miliband & Clegg?

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of our School of Management, has authored three reports on trustworthy leadership and takes us through an assessment of trustworthiness for Cameron, Miliband and Clegg.

Bath performs well in subject rankings in Complete Uni Guide

The University has 15 subjects in the top five which is up from 12 in last year’s guide and our highest number to date.

100 days of a presidential year

Professor Tim Ibell talks about his first 100 days as President of the Institution of Structural Engineers

Check out our forthcoming Public Lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Watch: David Cutts talk about Ashcroft polls - BBC Points West

Dr David Cutts talks to BBC 1 Points West on the latest Ashcroft polls and their likely impact on the local election results, in particular in Bristol West.

Cameron's fateful role in rise of 'Surging Sturgeon'

Comments by Professor Charles' Lees (PoLIS) on the increasing popularity of the SNP have been featured in the Daily Mail.

Restoring trust in politics

Dr Bryn Jones (Social & Policy Sciences) explains that voter apathy, Scottish Nationalism, UKIP, the Green surge are all symptoms of mistrust in the political establishment.

Pharmacy postgrad gets a taste of fame

Postgraduate student Annelisa Sadler competed at the FameLab UK national final at the Bloomsbury Theatre London on 22 April.

New project to study the causes of nerve cell damage in Alzheimer's

Dr Julien Licchesi and Dr Rob Williams (Biology & Biochemistry) are welcoming over £25,000 of funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK to probe the biological causes of nerve cell damage in Alzheimer’s disease and illuminate new targets for treatments.

Chemical Engineering holds first ever Research Afternoon

The successful event was organised by staff and postgraduate research students to showcase the wide range of cutting edge research taking place across the Department.

Bath scientists to stand-up for charity

An evening of science fuelled fun with pg students and researchers performing about their research or something fascinating in science.

Cutting through the noise of election campaign: Thu 30 Apr

Finding it hard to separate the spin from the substance in political parties’ intense campaigning efforts? Uni experts are hosting a free event at the Westgate Pub on Thursday 30 April from 5.45pm to help.

Strengthening our links with Mexico

A large delegation of our staff visited Mexico to deepen relationships & explore new opportunites

Student entrepreneurs sample life in Silicon Valley

Three students from the University of Bath have met with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, in a prize trip to San Francisco for student entrepreneurs.

Mech Eng receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognises the Department's commitment to advancing women's careers in higher education and research.

PhD student takes part in FameLab UK Grand Final

Second-year CSCT student, Emma Sackville, was one of the “UK’s ten brightest stars” to go head to head at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, to compete for the prestigious title of FameLab UK Champion.

Watch: Graduate interviewed about Trike on BBC1's Countryfile

Tim Morgan, Mechanical Engineering graduate, was interviewed about the Mountain Trike that he designed on Countryfile.

Inaugural lecture - Living with buildings: Wed 29 Apr

Professor Stephen Emmitt will present his inaugural lecture Living with Buildings: The Architecture of Practice this week.